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Chico & Co

Chico & Co

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  • Sat 24 Sep ’16, 9:00pm – 12:00am


Vue Bar - SKYCITY Hamilton, 346 Victoria Street, Hamilton



Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Chico con Tumbao is a Latin duo originally from Colombia and Chile who perform an array of styles from Latin folklore – the romantic bolero, the sensual bossa nova, to the catchier cha cha cha, la rumba, el tango, la salsa and merengue – the list goes on without end. After years of performing in many Latin bands in Europe, Cuba, Colombia, Brazil and Aotearoa, now they have joined forces to delight you with the best of their experience.

Chico is from Cali-Colombia and during the 1980's he performed and studied with the world's finest musicians and groups from Latin America. In 1980 Chico was voted best young guitar performer by Colombia's leading music school Club Camucol. He also performed with trio los Islenos, playing traditional Colombian music throughout South America before travelling to Europe in 1987. Chico has performed in Modena, Barcelona, London, Germany, Belgium, Geneva and France with such popular Euro-Latin stars as The Gypsy Kings and el trio Belmar. Chico then travelled to the pacific briefly stopping in Tahiti before arriving in New Zealand in 1991.

Edwin Westermeier (Tumbao) specialises in percussion and South American rhythms. His musical career began as one of the original members of the NZ Latin group Kantuta. Originating from Chile he left NZ in 2000 to study percussion in Cuba and upon his return founded Batucada Sound Machine with James Hughes. Tumbao has become a driving force in the local Latin music scene and his intimate knowledge of Cuban and Latin rhythms is a growing ingredient in the changing and exciting music of New Zealand.

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